Yes SoAmSky that is the truth, the problem is that the bilateral agreement between Colombia and Spain says that there will be 14X week non-stop flights between the countries (currently operated by Avianca 7x and Iberia 7x) and there is a chance of 3 more weekly flights if they operate through Cartagena and with tourism porpoises.
So, when Air Madrid announced the flights to Colombia they were requested to stop in CTG and they agreed, but the intention was to create a tourism market for CTG so a lot of money would remain in Colombia and Iberia and Avianca would not be affected by the new company.
Now, Air Madrid started selling tickets only in Spain at a very low prices and of course Avianca was very terrified with the idea of losing a lot of their market, that went worse when it was announced that the flight route was MAD
; Civil Authority in Colombia did not authorized Air Madrid selling tickets in Colombia (their fares are lower than required for the route) So Avianca said: they are looking for the Ethnic market (Colombians living in Spain) and not for Spanish Tourists and requested to deny they authorization.
So everybody was eyed wide open when their first flight arrived and the fact is that Avianca was right there were 285 passengers on that flight, 210 got off in BOG
and only 75 in Cartagena, so immediately the Aeronautica Civil ordered that the flight had to stop in CTG before BOG
and Air Madrid CEO jumped out of his seat saying that they are being prosecuted by Colombian authorities and he gave Colombian Authorities 15 days to solve their problems and authorize operation or they'll stop flying to the country. Of course Aeronautica Civil will decide according to our laws what to do with Air Madrid.
Given those facts, I think is better for them to leave.
Bogotá: 2600 Metros Más Cerca De Las Estrellas; Vamos por los XVII Juegos Nacionales!!!!!!!!!